Private Heritage Tour Of Chennai (Madras)

On this half day tour discover the architectural heritage of Chennai. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, the city once served as a trading outpost for the East India Company. Drive past some of the heritage buildings of Chennai and discover the colonial past of the city. You will be able to see prime examples of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, which flourished in the 19th century as British architects combined Gothic styles with India's Indo-Islamic architecture.

• Indo-Saracenic architectural style
• Photo stop at buildings with Gothic, Islamic, and Hindu characteristics
• Learn about Chennai's history and culture through the lens of its buildings
• Visit to the Government Museum, second oldest museum of India

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  • What's included :
    • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • 02 bottles mineral water per person
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - National Art Gallery
    • Entry/Admission - Government Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Madras High Court, Near Marina Beach, Chennai (Madras) India

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Chennai for the four-hour drive around the city to discover some of the finest examples of its architectural heritage that date back to the times when it served as a trading port for the British.

    A number of the Heritage buildings served as administrative offices for the British. The unique Indo-Saracenic architectural style is distinctly visible in the sites lined up on this itinerary. You will drive past and photo stop at important buildings such as the Madras High Court, State Bank of India, General Post Office, Metropolitan Magistrate Courts, Southern Railway Headquarters, and the Ripon Building.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Victoria Public Hall, 11/33, Evr Salai, Park Town Park Town, Kannappar Thidal, Poongavanapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003, India

    Then continue to landmarks like Victoria Public Hall, Senate House, Victoria Hostel

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: National Art Gallery, Panthian Road Egmore, Chennai (Madras) India

    and the National Art Gallery.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Government Museum, Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras) India

    Before finishing your tour you may visit the Government Museum, which is the second oldest museum of India. The museum has a rich archaeological and numismatic collection and the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe. 

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
    • Government Museum & Fort St. George remain closed on Fridays and National Holidays.
    • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by SITA World Tours

Activity ID: V-50182P635

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